I worked at WSE in Shenzhen for 1 year about 3 years ago. The only reason I left is because of the work conditions for teachers- I loved all the students, staff & management, even the teaching facilities and curriculum. But 10 days annual leave? Screw that, I'm Aussie and not a slave!
Are you on 30 or 35 hours? I thought the only option was 25 & 35 hours. Anyway, I started on 25 hours and begged to be out on full time (you can't do much in the mornings still working just 25 hours/ wk). Generally it's 1-9pm and it works that the first hour is the service hour, so you mainly organise your classes for the day (you will get rosters in advance, and the SA's will organise the student report sheets for you the night before), doing student reports etc, and preparing Social Clubs & English Corners (burgh). Then it's 3 classes, a 1 hour break, then 3 more classes, maybe 10mins to finish the reports for the night (just inputting results in & filing) and you're out the door! Depending on the centre, you could work say 10-6, or 12-8 etc. That really played on my body and I did get very sick and in bed for 7 days with near pneumonia about 8 months in. You MUST look after yourself, forget going out and drinking, except on "weekends" (which won't be like your other friends weekends, your will be midweek!).
You'll get a week's training, understanding the system and mainly how to prepare & conduct Encounters- they are your main lessons & have up to 4 students (pretty rare). After this week, you'll be in centre for about 2 weeks mainly getting in to prepare every lesson plan for every Encounter- they'll give you 2 weeks to do this. Don't muck around, get it done, you'll thank me later! When you finish doing all these (48 + the Mastery & Milestones) I really advise getting as many lesson plans done for the CC's as possible. Otherwise you will just be coming in earlier to finish doing them after your 2 weeks! The worst is English Corners, I often had to spend time preparing them at home, always running out of ideas!
It's not hard, and you will meet some incredible and influential students (the movers and shakers of China- heck, I gave lessons to the chairwoman of Huawei
!) but I just wish they would give their employees more consistent schedules. I would definitely work for WSE again, just not in China.